In addition to being a good movie, Deadpool had one of the best marketing campaigns, one which not only completely understood the character, but what fans wanted to see from him. Who else would market their superhero movie as a romantic drama for a coincidental Valentine's Day release? Well, know we can officially begin looking forward to the Deadpool 2 marketing as Ryan Reynolds has shared the first image from the set of the sequel. It's grade-A Deadpool and features a location that should be familiar to X-Men fans. Check it out below.
It looks like the X-Men aren't quite finished with Deadpool. Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds shared a new image to Instagram of the merc-with-a-mouth lounging around on the front lawn of the X-Mansion, home of the X-Men. Leave it to Deadpool to play down what should be a fairly big reveal. Reynolds writes that Deadpool "looked closely for Beast's lawn bombs" before settling down for a little nap. Wait, does the X-Mansion even have security? Pretty sure that place gets blown up every other movie, but like the old saying goes, "house blowing up builds character."
Reports suggest that Deadpool 2 is filming at Hatley Castle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The castle has been used as a stand-in for the X-Mansion in several X-Men movies, such as X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and even for the original Deadpool movie. However, Deadpool only went as far as the doorframe, filming very little inside the unusually empty and spacious mansion (which the movie knowingly winked at). Apparently, scenes are being filmed inside and outside of the castle, so we might have our best look yet at the interior of the X-Mansion. Any change we'll see more X-Men than just Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead?
Deadpool 2 will be directed by John Wick helmer David Leitch with a screenplay from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick with additional material from Drew Goddard. The plot of the film is still being kept under wraps but it will supposedly tackle the idea of superhero sequels, much like how the original Deadpool poked fun at the genre. The sequel will also feature the fan favorite Cable as portrayed by Josh Brolin, as well as Zazie Beets as Domino. Jack Kesy and Shiori Kutsuna also join in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 1, 2018, and there's a lot more updates and set pics to look forward to in the months to come, so stick with CinemaBlend for all your Deadpool 2 goodness. In the meantime, to learn absolutely everything there is to know about the sequel, check out what we know so far about Deadpool 2.